Presentation And Code From Last Night's MADNUG Meeting

posted on 07/18/07 at 10:15:35 am by Joel Ross

After giving my Code Generation talk last night, I promised I would post the materials, but I was too tired by the time I got home. And then this morning, I decided to just relink up the materials from the Day of .NET back in May, since it's exactly the… more »

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Michiana Area. NET Users Group - I'll Be There!

posted on 07/16/07 at 02:42:47 pm by Joel Ross

I'm giving my Code Generation and CodeSmith presentation tomorrow night at MADNUG tomorrow night. This is the third time I've done this presentation, so I pretty much have it down now, so if you're in the South Bend, IN area, I'd love for you to come by… more »

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Microsoft Surface Advertising

posted on 06/20/07 at 11:47:30 pm by Joel Ross

Here's a great parody video on Microsoft Surface. It's funny 'cuz it's true! via FurrygoatTechnorati Tags: Microsoft Surface | Parody more »

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Grand Rapids Day Of .NET Presentation Materials

posted on 05/19/07 at 05:42:41 pm by Joel Ross

Today, I gave a presentation at the West Michigan Day Of .NET, and I promised I would post my slides and demos. My presentation was on CodeSmith, and was basically an updated version I did back in October at the West Michigan .NET User Group. Anyway, her… more »

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I'll Be At Mix07

posted on 04/28/07 at 10:50:23 am by Joel Ross

I think I've neglected to point this out up until now, but here it is anyway. Brian and I are going to be there tomorrow night, and I'm looking forward to a few days of intense sessions. If you're going to be there, let me know and maybe we can meet up.… more »

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The Programmer Hierarchy

posted on 03/20/07 at 11:59:42 pm by Joel Ross

Steve Rowe has a humorous graphic about where developers feel they stand in the programmer Holy War. My background is in C++ and my preferred language is C#, so I'm sitting among the most arrogant groups. Ask my team, and I'm sure they'll agree it's app… more »

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Works On My Machine

posted on 03/19/07 at 10:45:43 pm by Joel Ross

We have a pretty major release going out tomorrow, so the past two to three days have been spent working on fixing bugs and getting the software solidified for the release. I think I've heard the above statement at least a couple of times (I probably ev… more »

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The Best Compliment A Boss Can Give You

posted on 03/10/07 at 08:45:07 pm by Joel Ross

The other day, I had an email exchange about the virtues of virtualization, of which I am a huge fan. He asked about performance and our plan to upgrade all of our developer laptops to 2GB of RAM. My response was that was a good start, but I felt that 4G… more »

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A Quote from Seth Godin

posted on 02/22/07 at 08:32:30 pm by Joel Ross

I found this to be a great quote from Seth Godin:"It's not about criticism or the avoidance thereof. It's a thirst for insight, for shortcuts and for results" He's talking about business people, but it definitely applies to developers too. more »

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Gotta Love Spam!

posted on 02/21/07 at 08:10:36 pm by Joel Ross

I got the oddest spam message this morning - the body made no sense, and had no real message in it - it appears to be just random text, and my guess is that it's being sent out just to wear down the spam filters and see what can get by them. But that's n… more »

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